Posts Tagged ‘tax’

Episode 12: Determining the Right Structure for Your Real Estate Business

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 by Real Estate Accountants
Row of apartment buildings. Listen in on the video series that talks all this real estate with Peter Cuttini and George Dube

In Episode 12 of our Talking Real Estate with Peter and George video series, George Dube and Peter Cuttini cover different cases for real estate businesses, and how those cases can affect the structure you set up to be optimized for tax savings and protection. To learn more or to get help with your tax […]

Personal Real Estate Corporations One Step Closer in Ontario

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

February 27th was a historic day for realtors in Ontario with the passing of Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020. Among many other aspects of the bill, it now allows realtors to incorporate and earn commissions and professional income through personal real estate corporations (PREC). “It’s a game changer,” says Peter Cuttini, […]

2019 Federal Budget: Impact on real estate and construction

Posted on: March 29th, 2019 by Real Estate Accountants
Federal Government, Budget

Like many other industries, those in real estate and construction are affected by the 2019 Federal Budget update. A general synopsis of the budget can be found here. Many business owners and investors are aware of the seemingly never-ending series of budget deficits. This is particularly ironic given that government and other organizations encourage Canadians […]

Q&A: When do I move my properties to a corporation?

Posted on: October 25th, 2015 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

One of the number one questions we get as real estate accountants from investors, after “should I incorporate?”, is “should I move my personally held real estate to a corporation?” Our clients want to know if they should be making this decision based on number of properties, amount owing, liability risk, or something else completely. The […]

Accounting when flipping real estate investments

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

The tax rules surrounding flipping properties, unlike rent-to-owns, as described in a previous article, are slightly more straightforward. But, using the proper structure is still critical. Think of this as a short primer on those rules, and how they may affect your taxes as you plan your real estate investment business with your real estate accountant and […]

Accounting for rent-to-own real estate investments

Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Real Estate Accountants 17 Comments

The tax rules surrounding rent-to-own (RTO) real estate investments provide an insight into the complexity of the Canadian Income Tax Act and illustrate why having the right advice, and using the proper structure, is critical. Think of this as a primer on those rules, and how they may affect your taxes as you plan your […]

Behind on filing your taxes? Time to make a plan

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Real Estate Accountants

Over the years, we have fielded many questions and concerns from real estate investors, business owners, and other clients who, sometimes sheepishly, sometimes fearfully, have approached us to say that they are behind on their tax filings. I always start this conversation with “You are not the only one”. Approximately once a month we have […]

Non-residents and non-resident joint ventures: Filings and deadlines for owning and selling Canadian real estate

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Real Estate Accountants

Given the time of year, June 30th being a major tax filing deadline for non-residents, we wanted to highlight an article from the archives that covers the ins and outs of owning and selling Canadian real estate as a non-resident, or as a real estate investor who has non-resident joint ventures. Many of our clients are […]

Vehicle expenses – simplified logbook for deductions? Think again!

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

Doing a logbook for all your motor vehicle expenses is hard work. You have to consistently record the trips you make related to your real estate business, such as driving to and from Home Hardware to buy paint supplies or from your business to meet a customer. In 2010, the Canada Revenue Agency introduced a […]

What Non-Residents Should Know About Holding Canadian Real Estate: Part 1

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

In the last few months, we have received calls and emails from Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Australia, to name a few, from investors who hold Canadian real estate, and need help ensuring they stay onside with Canada Revenue Agency. This article, part 1, covers what non-residents (NR) need to know about holding Canadian real estate. […]